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Denmark in pictures - Copenhagen
In brief +
There is much more to Denmark than Copenhagen, in fact it is full of rural countryside, beautiful beaches, medieval churches, renaissance castles and lively towns.
Denmark in fact consists of more than 400 islands, 72 of which are currently populated. The main islands compromise Jutland, Funen, Zealand, Lolland Falster and Bornholm. The highest in population and most widely visited of the islands is Zealand being the home of Copenhagen but there is also a great deal to see and do on the others.
On the main land of Jutland you will find Skagen, Scandinavia's most classic holiday town. Situated on the northernmost point of the country, Skagen is encircled by beautiful white beaches. Its picturesque yellow houses and the so called 'special light' made it a home of many artists of the 19th century such as, Peder Severin Kr°yer and Michael Ancher, who formed part of the notorious Skagen Painters. Also situated in Jutland is Denmark's oldest town of Ribe. With the most practical method of transport around the town being by foot, this is the ideal place to wander, soaking in the charm of its cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and speciality shops selling fresh Danish produce, antiques and wicker work, just to name a few. What is more, being Denmark's oldest town this is the place to go if you are in search of the country's fascinating Viking Heritage. If you're looking for some entertainment for children or even the child within, look no further than the original Lego land, which can be found here in Billund; made all the more exciting thanks to Denmark being in the birthplace of Lego itself.
The Island of Bornholm, positioned to the east of Zealand and south of Sweeden this is the largest island of the Danish archipelago, and is known by many as 'the pearl of the Baltic'. Although it is not well known by most tourists, this beautiful island is frequented by many Scandinavian, pole and German holiday-goers. With its rugged forests and Mediterranean-like beaches, Bornholm boasts much natural beauty. There are regular flights to the Island from Copenhagen daily.
The island of Funen, easily accessible from its neighbouring islands thanks to the highways, is also worth visiting and is where you will find Odense. This is Denmark's third largest city and birth place of Hans Christian Anderson. Odense offers a range of attractions with many galleries, museums (many of which are naturally, Anderson related), impressive architecture, a buzzing night life and is rich with Danish cafÚ culture.
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Copenhagen© Toni Anett Kuchinke / age fotostock
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